Lebanese teacher Nathalie Jaber helps a Syrian student at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan (AN/U.K. DFID)
August 30, 2019
More than half of the world’s 7.1 million school-age refugee children fail to receive a basic education due to lack of money, classrooms and teachers.
Giraffes in the savanna of southern Africa (AN/Andréas L.P. Astier)
August 28, 2019
Delegates to a treaty for protecting endangered plants and animals ended a major summit after revising international trade rules for dozens of species.
G-7 leaders meet over dinner at the lighthouse in Biarritz, France (AN/Shealah Craighead)
August 26, 2019
G-7 leaders ended a summit with little progress in resolving tensions over U.S. policies, a troubled world economy, the climate crisis and Iran’s nuclear deal.
An old plastic mug floats in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Belize (AN/Heath Alseike)
August 22, 2019
Tiny plastic particles are “everywhere” in nature, including drinking water, requiring further study despite no proof yet of a threat to human health, WHO said.
A photo illustration of Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency (AN/Christoph Scholz)
August 20, 2019
The E.C. opened an antitrust investigation into “potential anti-competitive behavior” related to Facebook’s Libra Association for its cryptocurrency project.
Plastic debris washed ashore from the Pacific Ocean (AN/Kevin Krejci)
August 19, 2019
The U.N. leaned on star power in a renewed push for a legally binding global treaty in 2020 to promote conservation and sustainable uses of high seas.
A march for the environment and climate action in Melbourne, Australia (AN/John Englart)
August 16, 2019
Two U.N. agencies adopted a new agreement to increase protections for environmental advocates and their families at risk of retaliation and violence.
Indian Army troops in Pahalgam, among the Indian-administered portions of Jammu and Kashmi (AN/Bombman)
August 16, 2019
The U.N. Security Council met to formally discuss Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in almost a half-century, as protests and clashes intensified.
Winnie Byanyima, the new executive director of UNAIDS (AN/OXFAM International)
August 14, 2019
Winnie Byanyima, a humanitarian activist who heads Oxfam International, was appointed to serve as executive director of UNAIDS.
Statues of refugees outside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (AN/John Heilprin)
August 12, 2019
International observers marked the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions examining their relevance and limits — and ways to boost enforcement.